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Monster Hunter: World performance guide: Get your PC Iceborne ready

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Monster Hunter World PC performance: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 Dual-X

Man alive, I’d forgotten I even still had this card. Pilfered out of an old PC I found down the back of a cupboard, this five-year-old graphics card is the high-end baby of AMD’s now seemingly ancient R9 200 series. With a mere 2GB of memory and a mighty base clock speed of 920 MHz (920!), this is positively decrepit by today’s GPU standards, and so it proved when I threw the full weight of Capcom’s beastly game at it.

It’s still better than the R7 260X Capcom lists as the absolute bare minimum spec requirement for playing Monster Hunter: World, but good gravy if you’ve still got one of these graphics cards in your PC, do yourself a favour and UPGRADE, GODDAMMIT. It’s time for something better.

Can I play this at 1920×1080?

Barely. Even on Mid, the R9 270 just about managed a steady 30fps on this mode, reaching an absolute maximum of 35fps when I happened to stumble on one of its rare empty corner of its vast jungle. Yes, you can always settle for Low, but really, you might as well throw the card in the bin at that point and buy the console version.

In fact, buy the console version anyway. It will probably look and run better than anything you can manage with this piece of junk.

Can I play this at 2560×1440?

Pffttt. You’re having a laugh, right? Moving on…

Can I play this at 4K?

Ahahahahahahhahhahah aha hahahahha hahahah aha, no.

Want to see what other graphics cards make of Monster Hunter: World? Here’s a handy list of links:

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Katharine Castle

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests. She's also RPS' resident deals herald.

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